Legislature Launches New French Website

first_imgNova Scotia’s Francophone population can now enjoy a new French version of the Nova Scotia Legislature’s web site. “Access to information is a cornerstone of democracy,” said Speaker of the House of Assembly Gordie Gosse. “With this development, the French-speaking community now has enhanced accessibility to a wealth of information about the work of the legislature, in their native language.” The new version was financed by the NORIA program of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie. It was translated by Acadian Affairs and developed by the Legislative Library. Since 2008, limited French access was available on the old web site. In the fall of 2010, the legislature launched a new English site and decided to expand French content to mirror the English version. The new site is available at http://nslegislature.ca/index.php/fr/ .last_img read more

Brocks Centre for the Arts celebrates Black History Month

Brock’s Centre for the Arts is hosting the following performances this month to celebrate Black History Month.Thursday, Feb. 21: Amazing GraceTwo of Canada’s finest choirs join together in the premiere of this new celebration of North American spirituals. The breathtaking voices of The Nathaniel Dett Chorale and the Elmer Iseler Singers will blend in uplifting gospel renditions of “Deep River,” “Going Home” and, of course, “Amazing Grace.”Wednesday, Feb. 27: Raul MidónA not-to-miss, soulful, show-stopping and Stevie Wonder-esque “one man band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus.” (The New York Times)Thursday, Feb. 28: Ladysmith Black MambazoThe legendary multiple Grammy-winning group who defined the signature South African sound of complex rhythms and harmony.“It isn’t merely the grace and power of their dancing or the beauty of their singing that rivets the attention, but the sheer joy and love that emanates from their being.” (Paul Simon)For tickets and more info, contact the Centre for Arts Box Office at x3257, or online at Arts.BrockU.ca read more

The Latest Trump doesnt want HK protests to be violent

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s comments on the Hong Kong protests (all times local):5:30 p.m.President Donald Trump says he doesn’t want to see monthslong protests in Hong Kong met with violence by China.Trump said Thursday before boarding Air Force One for New Hampshire that he “I wouldn’t want to see a violent crackdown.”He says he believes Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) should take the extraordinary step of sitting down with protesters in Hong Kong as a way to help deescalate the situation.Trump says of Xi: “He can work it out in a very humane fashion.”Trump tweeted earlier this week that U.S. intelligence believes Chinese forces are massing on the border with Hong Kong.___3:30 p.m.President Donald Trump is prioritizing China trade negotiations over defending the Hong Kong protesters.This contrasts with the stance sometimes taken by his White House predecessors, who might well use such a flashpoint as a moment to espouse an American commitment to democratic values.Trump’s approach also stands in contrast to the strong words by some leading members of Congress who blame China for the unrest in Hong Kong. His State Department has urged restraint by China and lamented “the continued erosion” of Hong Kong’s autonomy.Amid stock market volatility this week and talk of a possible recession, worries have grown within the White House that escalating China trade tensions and tariffs could undermine Trump’s best argument for reelection — a strong economy.The Associated Press read more

Despite better harvest DPR of Korea still faces substantial food shortage UN

“Insufficient production, a deficient diet, lower incomes and rising prices mean that 6.4 million vulnerable North Koreans – most of them children, women and the elderly – will need food assistance totalling 500,000 tons next year,” according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP). The DPRK has been hit by a decade of floods, droughts and economic hardship, and the agencies reported that most of the 16 million people receiving subsidized cereals from the Government-run Public Distribution System (PDS) averaging 300 grams per person per day – half a survival ration – cannot make ends meet. They turn to more expensive private markets yet “they are still not able to cover their basic energy requirements,” FAO and WFP said. The report, which followed a joint assessment mission in September and October by the Rome-based food agencies, noted that, increasingly, “the most critical problem for poor households is their lack of access to basic and nutritious food because of declining purchasing power.” “A balanced diet is out of reach for all but a few PDS-dependent households,” it added. “The situation remains particularly precarious for children in kindergartens, nurseries, orphanages and primary schools, pregnant and nursing women, and elderly people.” While the prices of state-subsidized rice and maize rationed through the PDS have remained low and stable, prices in private markets have risen dramatically since the introduction of economic reforms in mid-2002. Last month, rice cost as much as 600 won a kilo in such markets – almost 30 per cent of a typical monthly wage – compared to the 2003 average of 120 won; maize was 320 won a kilo, up from last year’s peak of 110 won. In September, one euro bought 1,600 won on the parallel market. The typical wage earner’s family now spends one-third of its monthly income on PDS rations that meet only half its minimum caloric needs. Another one-third is spent on non-food essentials such as rent, heating and clothing. The remainder is insufficient to purchase enough food in private markets to meet the rest of the family’s very basic needs. read more

DR Congo efforts still under way to reach UN helicopter crash site

The helicopter, with four crew members on board, went missing on Saturday between Bukavu and Shabunda in the eastern province of South Kivu, according to the UN Organization Stabilisation Mission in DRC (MONUSCO). “The helicopter’s wreckage has been located and a rescue team has arrived a few kilometres away from it,” UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky told a news conference in New York.“However, due to bad weather restrictions and the difficult terrain, the team has not yet been able to reach the crash site,” he added.MONUSCO is tasked with supporting the Congolese authorities in their stabilization and peace consolidation efforts, including assisting with the holding of elections, the monitoring of human rights violations and support for Government action against armed groups operating in the east of the country. read more

Army of middle class England fans descends on Nizhny Novgorod ready for second

Travelling England fans have never been so middle-class. Nizhny Novgorod, a city on the Volga once so sensitive it was ‘closed’ to visitors in Soviet times, was laid siege on Saturday by a small army of England fans made up of lecturers, chartered accountants, investment bankers, company CEOs and the like. Back home, millions of people will party as if it was 1966. Pubs are predicting the biggest ever Sunday drinking session while the BBC audience is anticipated to hit 25 million, four million more than watched the opening win against Tunisia. Record amounts of beer will… Or at least that’s how it appeared in bright and sunny Nizhny ahead of England’s second World Cup game against lowly Panama. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Woman accused of stabbing brother to death during drunken brawl freed

…due to insufficient evidence The 24-year-old woman who was accused of stabbing her brother to death last year during a drunken argument at Covent Garden, East Bank Demerara (EBD), has been freed of the charge.FREED: Debra Hansraj was freed of murdering her brother Debra Hansraj’s case was dismissed by City Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Friday due to there being insufficient evidence at the Preliminary Inquiry.In April 2017 -on Easter Monday- the accused reportedly attacked her mother and brother while being under the influence of alcohol.She allegedly stabbed 21-year-old Vishal Hansraj to his chest resulting in him having to receive medical treatment and succumbing one day later.Police in ‘A’ Division had arrested the young woman shortly after her brother died.It was reported that Vishaul might have confronted his sister after she had inflicted a wound on their mother, leading to them having a heated argument.DEAD: Vishaul HansrajDuring that argument, the now dead seaman reportedly collected a knife with which he attempted to injure his sister, who in retaliation relieved him of the weapon and used it to stab him twice.Both of them were reportedly under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.Upon realising that her son had been stabbed, their mother, Sumintra Brijmohan, rushed him to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, from whence he was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he later succumbed.However, the distraught mother was adamant that the young woman did not kill her brother.She contended that the young woman was at home when her son was seen with the stab wounds to his chest.Prior to the alleged stabbing incident, the two siblings had gone to the nearby school ground to raise their kites, during which they were seen consuming alcohol. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSister charged, remanded for alleged murder of brotherApril 21, 2017In “Court”Sister accused of stabbing brother to death to face murder chargeApril 21, 2017In “Court”Sister arrested for allegedly stabbing brother to deathApril 19, 2017In “Crime” read more

Liebherr 70 t crawler tractor set for launch at Bauma 2016

first_imgAt Bauma 2016, Liebherr will showcase the PR776 Litronic crawler tractor, which is designed for tough mining and quarry operations and manufactured at the pictured . With this model, for the first time Liebherr is launching a crawler tractor in the 70 t category on the market. The PR776 crawler tractor extends the Liebherr range of crawler tractors and from April 2016, Liebherr will have a total of seven models in its portfolio with operating weights from 17 to 70 t.“Whether for heavy ripping work, moving material transport or fine-grading: Liebherr offers powerful machines for diverse applications.” Some new developments are being introduced with the entry to the new size class. But Liebherr has also integrated special features of the Generation 6 crawler tractor programme, which have already been tried and tested in practice. These include, for example, proactive power control, the maintenance concept or the modern driver’s cab. As with all Generation 6 crawler tractors, the main components of the new crawler tractor are manufactured in-house. These are adapted optimally to the requirements of the machinery. “Here, Liebherr can draw from over 50 years of experience in the development of crawler tractors.”last_img read more

Facebook admits its staff had access to millions of users passwords

first_img FACEBOOK HAS ADMITTED that millions of passwords were stored in plain text on its internal servers – a security slip that left them readable by the company’s employees. The social media giant has, however, said there is no evidence that employees had abused access to the data. The passwords were stored on internal company servers and no outsiders could access them, Facebook said. “To be clear, these passwords were never visible to anyone outside of Facebook and we have found no evidence to date that anyone internally abused or improperly accessed them,” vice president of engineering, security, and privacy Pedro Canahuati said in a blog post.The blunder was discovered during a routine security review earlier this year, he said. Canahuati has said the issues have been fixed. As a precaution, Facebook will notify everyone whose password was found stored in this way. “We estimate that we will notify hundreds of millions of Facebook Lite users, tens of millions of other Facebook users and tens of thousands of Instagram users,” Canahuati said.Facebook has reminded users of some steps they can take to keep their account secure: 15,405 Views Mar 21st 2019, 5:28 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Thursday 21 Mar 2019, 5:28 PM Image: Jaap Arriens/Sipa USA via PA Images By Hayley Halpin 31 Comments center_img You can change your password in your settings on Facebook and Instagram. Avoid reusing passwords across different services.Pick strong and complex passwords for all your accounts. Password manager apps can help.Consider enabling a security key or two-factor authentication to protect your Facebook account using codes from a third party authentication app. When you log in with your password, we will ask for a security code or to tap your security key to verify that it is you.This incident comes following an array of controversies centred on whether Facebook properly safeguards the privacy and data of its users. In April, Facebook revealed it believed that up to 87 million people’s data was improperly shared with the political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica. Last September, the social media giant said that up to 50 million accounts were breached in a security flaw exploited by hackers.Includes reporting by AFP https://jrnl.ie/4554641 Short URL Share386 Tweet Email4 Facebook admits its staff had access to millions of users’ passwords It said the passwords were stored in plain text on its internal servers. Image: Jaap Arriens/Sipa USA via PA Imageslast_img read more

Dancers wow audience at Multicultural Folkloric Dance Concert 2017

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Just when we thought we had seen it all when it comes to traditional folk dancing, participants at this year’s Multicultural Folkloric Dance Concert have proved otherwise, exceeding all expectations. Organised by the MANASIS School of Greek Dance and Culture, the three-and-a-half hour event was held at the Besen Centre in Burwood on Sunday in front of an audience of 2,000 people.Throughout the afternoon over 600 students took to the stage, including local and interstate guests from MORAVA Serbian Dance Ensemble, FONO Hungarian Dance Group, AZAD GHARIBIAN Armenian Folk, Dancing Group, RUSICHI Russian Dance Ensemble, SYDNEY GREEK Dancing School and SYDNEY SIZMOS Greek Dance Company.The concert, the latest in a long line of cultural events presented by Manasis, was hosted as a celebration of Australia’s cultural diversity and to foster the growing connection between the dance schools and dance groups.It was clear to all in attendance that the school had successfully achieved its mission, showcasing diverse traditional forms of folk dance while also sharing its evolution with new contemporary styles.last_img read more

Allemagne une arrivée au ralenti pour le convoi de déchets nucléaires

first_imgAllemagne : une arrivée au ralenti pour le convoi de déchets nucléairesLe dernier convoi de déchets nucléaires transitant de la France à l’Allemagne est finalement arrivé à son terminus ferroviaire dans la nuit. Il a dû faire face à la résistance de plusieurs milliers d’opposants.Il aura fallu plus de 109 heures au dernier convoi de déchets nucléaires allemands pour rallier Dannenberg, son terminus ferroviaire d’outre-rhin. Il s’agit d’un record alors qu’il n’est même pas encore arrivé à sa destination finale de Gorleben. Après son départ de Vologne, en France, il est finalement arrivé à la gare de déchargement allemande, 1.200 kilomètres plus loin, aujourd’hui à 4h04 du matin.Les onze conteneurs qui contiennent les déchets nucléaires allemands qui ont été retraités à l’usine Areva de La Hague doivent maintenant être chargés sur des camions. L’opération qui prendra de 12 à 15 heures, doit avoir lieu dans la journée. Les camions devront ensuite se rendre à Gorleben, site temporaire de stockage pour les résidus hautement radioactifs.Le convoi a eu le plus grand mal à arriver à destination. Pendant toute la journée de dimanche, le train a été ralenti par des militants anti-nucléaires. Quatre agriculteurs locaux, notamment, s’étaient enchaînés aux voies ferrées et avaient coulé un bloc de béton sur leurs liens. Ils ont à eux seuls résisté aux efforts de la police pour les déloger pendant 14 heures, à Hitzacker. Ils ont finalement accepté de se libérer, peu après 21h.1.300 militants interpellésSept militants écologistes de Greenpeace s’étaient eux aussi enchaînées aux voies ferrées à proximité de Lüneburg après avoir coupé un morceau des rails. Dans la nuit qui a suivi, la police a dû faire évacuer plusieurs milliers de manifestants occupant la voie ferrée menant à Dannenberg. “Il y a eu des feux de camps, de la musique, on apportait à manger” aux manifestants, a raconté à l’AFP Mechthild Magerl, de l’association “Widersetzen” (S’opposer), organisatrice de cette action.Vers 1h du matin, les forces de l’ordre ont sommé les manifestants de quitter les lieux. Si certains ont obéi, les autres militants ont dû être portés un par un par la police, sous les huées, dans un champ où des dizaines de véhicules de police étaient garés pare choc contre pare choc. En tout, 1.300 personnes ont été interpellées et placées en garde-à-vue à cet endroit pendant plusieurs heures. Pour une sortie du nucléaire avant 2022 À lire aussiLe pied d’éléphant, cette effrayante masse radioactive cachée dans les entrailles de TchernobylLe transport en camion ne devrait pas non plus être de tout repos. Un millier de personnes sont déjà installées aux abords immédiats du site de Gorleben et ce malgré la pluie tombée dans l’après-midi. Selon Jochen Stay, porte-parole de l’association “Ausgestrahlt” (Irradiés), “le nombre de participants aux opérations de blocage est tout aussi élevé que l’année dernière”.Le collectif d’associations écologistes qui dirige les opérations contre le convoi réclame une sortie de l’Allemagne du nucléaire plus rapide que celle actuellement prévue pour 2022. Il demande également qu’une solution définitive pour le stockage des déchets les plus dangereux soit trouvée.Le 28 novembre 2011 à 14:19 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Report West Ham bids to sign Kovacic

first_imgIt seems West Ham have lodged a bid to sign Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid in the current summer transfer window, according to reports from TMW.If the claim is true, the Hammers would become the leading club in the chase to sign the Croatian midfielder, who has shown repeatedly he desires to exit the Spanish giants.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.After starting only 10 times in La Liga last season, Kovacic is open for new offers that would grant him regular game time. He has also been linked with a move to Arsenal and Tottenham in the past, but no obvious sign of genuine move has been seen so far including signs that suggest real move over speculations that he could decide to move to the Italian sides Juventus, Roma and Napoli.On the other hand, Read West Ham believes that a deal to sign Kovacic would certainly be something of a coup for Manuel Pellegrini’s men, as the new Hammers boss looking to bring in some fresh faces over the summer.last_img read more

Weather Eye Wind wasnt as bad as feared watch for snow

first_imgIt was blustery Sunday night into early Monday, but nothing out of the ordinary, just a good winter storm. Although some computer models predicted a much stronger storm, it appeared to me that it would begin to “fill” or lose strength rapidly the moment it hit land, which is exactly what happened. I mentioned in Sunday’s column there could be 40-50 mph winds up and down Interstate 5.That’s not to say there wasn’t wind damage; with saturated soils, many trees toppled, and there were scattered power outages. The high-wind warning was justified for the coastal strip but certainly not for the inland locations. The strongest wind in Vancouver was only 36 mph at Pearson Field, and I had 32 mph in Salmon Creek. South of the Columbia, winds topped 48 mph at the Portland airport and 51 at Troutdale. Winds were also in the 40-45 mph range further down the Willamette Valley. Seattle had a gust of 59 mph.Very cold air followed the front, with snow falling down to 1,000 feet late Monday, and even mixing in the heavier showers around Vancouver during the day. I had several reports of ice pellets and wet snow covering roadways and bark dust in the heavier showers Monday afternoon.With falling temperatures and more showers headed our way, my thinking as of late Monday afternoon is that good sticking snow could fall as low as 500 feet for short periods — perhaps even lower if you are under a heavy shower and we get some good cold. So don’t be surprised to see traces of snow — or several inches of it on cars from higher elevations — today.Beyond that, more wind and rain and heavy mountain snow, the freezing level bumps up on Wednesday and some areas could get a wintry mix as the next storm comes in and then cooler and lower snow levels through Christmas.Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at Weather Systems.last_img read more

Man dies after shooting in Northwest MiamiDade

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are investigating after a man died after a shooting in Northwest Miami-Dade, Thursday.According to Miami-Dade Police, the victim was shot and killed in a parking lot near Northwest 167th Street and 57th Avenue.Investigators identified him as 23-year-old Daniel Tineo.Police have not provided further details about what may have led to the shooting or any information about a gunman.If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Alakanuk woman killed in ATV crash

first_imgA woman has died in Alakanuk after crashing an ATV into a shipping container.Alaska State Troopers say 21-year-old Cecila Chikigak of Alakanuk was driving fast near the city office when she left the roadway, crashed, and was thrown from the ATV. Investigators say she died on impact. She was the only person involved.Alakanuk is a village of around 700 located about 160 miles northwest of Bethel. Her body will be sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. Chikigak’s next of kin have been notified.last_img read more

Hilariously Geeky License Plate Earns Hacker All the Tickets

first_img Raspberry Pi Used to Steal 500 MB of NASA DataNetflix Hacks Highlight What Could Be Stay on target Who doesn’t love a good, geeky prank? A security researcher who uses the handle Droogie certainly does, and he likes to stick it to the man, too. Unfortunately, sometimes when you combine the two actions things can backfire. Spectacularly, even.You see, Droogie wanted to have a little fun at the expense of those annoying, privacy-invading Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs). He figured that by literally assigning a null value to his car he’d essentially become invisible to them. Regardless of whether or not that was his actual decision-making process, it’s still fantastic.Droogie paid for and received vanity plates that read “NULL.” Everything was fine until the day he received a ticket for a parking violation.The very plates that he joked would make him invisible to the system were now in that system. That’s when things went off the rails.While Droogie’s custom plates were the only ones that actually read NULL in the real world, that wasn’t quite the case in the ticket database. There were scores of other nulls queued up — likely due to the system failing to gather all the necessary data on those vehicles.A highly relevant xkcdWhen a real NULL showed up with complete driver and mailing information, the floodgates opened. Droogie received ticket after ticket. The misdirected fines totaled just over $12,000.He called the DMV and LAPD to set the record straight and reversed all but his own ticket. They also advised him to change his plates, which he did not. “I said, ‘No, I didn’t do anything wrong,’” Droogie told the crowd of DEF CON attendees as he told them about his misadventure.Despite his report, the system continues to send him errant tickets. He’s received another $6,000 worth already.One other way that having NULL on your plates messes with the system: it makes them hard to renew online. Droogie tried and was told his entry was invalid.Watch: Hackers Steal $32M in Cryptocurrency From Japanese ExchangeMore of Geek.com:Raspberry Pi Used to Steal 500 MB of NASA DataMIT ‘Hackers’ Transform Great Dome Into Cap’s ShieldYouTube Cracks Down on Dangerous Challenges, Prankslast_img read more

Pencil drawing of a sensor actually is a sensor

first_img More information: Ting-Kuo Kang. “Tunable piezoresistive sensors based on pencil-on-paper.” Applied Physics Letters 104, 073117 (2014). DOI: 10.1063/1.4866440 Using graphite pencils to draw on regular paper, researchers can make some very inexpensive piezoresistive (PZR) sensors. Due to the piezoresistive effect, a sensor’s resistance changes under an applied strain, allowing it to sense mechanical stress and pressure. The first of these pencil-on-paper PZR sensors was fabricated a few years ago as an alternative to silicon PZR sensors, which are costly and require sophisticated fabrication processes. Explore further © 2014 Phys.org. All rights reserved. A pencil-on-paper PZR sensor with an integrated circuit for measuring the sensor’s voltage change under an applied stress. Credit: Kang ©2014 AIP Publishing Journal information: Applied Physics Letters “PZR sensors can be drawn by anyone with a graphite pencil and paper,” Ting-Kuo Kang, a researcher at Cheng Shiu University in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, told Phys.org. Although graphite PZR sensors are much easier to fabricate than silicon ones, they generally are not as sensitive because graphite’s electrical properties are not as good as those of silicon. In a new study published in Applied Physics Letters, Kang has further investigated the underlying mechanisms of graphite’s PZR properties and improved the sensitivity of graphite-based PZR sensors.PZR sensitivity is characterized by the gauge factor (GF), which is defined as the ratio of the change in electrical resistance to the applied strain. While silicon PZR sensors have GFs above 100, the GFs of graphite PZR sensors are in the single digits.In experiments, Kang used 12 different grades of graphite pencils to draw U-shaped PZR sensors on paper. The pencils are graded by their ratio of graphite to clay. Grades ranged from 9B to 2H, where H denotes the hardness caused by the pencil’s clay content, and B denotes the blackness due to the graphite content. center_img The sensors were drawn on paper that was placed on an electric scale in order to measure and maintain a consistent drawing force for each pencil-drawn sensor. The drawings were then glued on printed circuit board (PCB) strips, and a strain gauge mounted on each PCB strip. Then Kang applied cycles of stress to the sensor using a four-point bending technique, and measured the sensor’s voltage change under the applied stress through an electric circuit. He found that different pencil grades produce different GF values, and therefore different PZR sensitivities. Specifically, the higher the ratio of clay to graphite, the greater the change in resistance under the applied stress, and the greater the GF. Kang explains that these differences can be attributed to variations in the initial tunneling distances between neighboring graphite, with an increase in tunneling distance corresponding to an increase in GF.”The graphite tunneling effect is from one graphite through the insulator of clay to another graphite,” Kang said. “The tunneling structure looks like a metal-insulator-metal.”Currently, PZR sensors made of silicon are used as pressure sensors, accelerometers, and biological sensors, among other applications. As the sensitivity of pencil-drawn graphite PZR sensors continues to improve, they may also be used for these applications. Kang also plans to develop flexible and disposable sensor applications using pencil-on-paper techniques. Citation: Pencil drawing of a sensor actually is a sensor (2014, February 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-02-pencil-sensor.html Relationship between relative resistance and applied stress for drawings with different grades of pencils. The differences stem from variations in the initial tunneling distances between neighboring graphite. Credit: Kang ©2014 AIP Publishing Noting tech needs, mining companies seek graphite This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Recipient Moumita dies of infection

first_imgKolkata: Organ recipient Moumita Chakraborty died at SSKM hospital in the wee hours of Monday, three days after a kidney transplant. According to hospital sources, Chakraborty, a resident of Khardah, died at around 2.45 am after her body developed ‘transplant rejection’, a spokesperson from the state Health department said.The woman was kept in ventilation since August 17 after the kidney transplant and her condition gradually deteriorated. It may be mentioned that Chakraborty was one of the recipients of the organs donated by 15-year-old Mallika Majumder, who was declared brain-dead by the SSKM Hospital authorities on August 17. Majumder’s two kidneys and the liver were transplanted on three recipients. Among the three, Chakraborty had undergone a kidney transplant and was admitted to the hospital for her renal problems since the first week of August. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe second kidney and her liver were transplanted on two other patients on August 17-18. Sanjib Das of Sodepur in North 24-Parganas received the second kidney. He is presently normal but has been kept under observation. Though he has caught cold, necessary measures have been taken in this regard.”Ajay Nayek from Hyderabad, who has undergone a liver transplant at Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, is stable now,” the spokesperson maintained.Besides the three organs, Majumder’s cornea was implanted on a blind patient, while her skin was grafted and is being preserved at SSKM’s skin bank. Her heart was found to be clinically unfit for transplantation. Majumder was diagnosed with a space-occupying lesion in the brain after being admitted to the hospital on July 23 and slipped into a coma on August 14. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedState Tourism minister Goutam Deb visited Majumder’s residence to pay last respects and meet her family members. “This is indeed asad moment but she will be remembered by all for her heroic deed. I am here on behalf of our Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to pay our last respects. We will always be there for her family and are proud of her,” stated Deb.Mallika’s father Manik, a driver at a courier service company, believes his daughter will continue to live in those who received her organs.last_img read more

People will decide who is an opportunist says Trivedi on Arjun Singh

first_imgKolkata: Taking a dig at Arjun Singh who joined the BJP on Thursday, Trinamool Congress MP Dinesh Trivedi said people will decide “who is an opportunist”. “I wish him all the best. People have their faith in Mamata Banerjee and they want her to play a bigger national role,” he said. Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress strongman and Bhatpara MLA Arjun Singh had joined the saffron party in New Delhi on Thursday afternoon, in the presence of senior BJP party leaders. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThe legislator was miffed with the Trinamool leadership as he was denied a Lok Sabha ticket from the Barrackpore parliamentary constituency, presently represented by Trivedi. Singh is likely to be fielded from the Barrackpore parliamentary constituency as the BJP candidate. Asked about the same, Trivedi said: “In democracy, they can give him ticket. But people will decide who is an opportunist and who is not.”last_img read more

Cynthia Nixon tells New Yorkers Vote for the homo not for the

first_imgCynthia Nixon, Sex and the City star-turned-New York gubernatorial candidate, created a new slogan for her campaign recently. Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) She discussed Cuomo’s own criticism of her and dealt it back. ‘Cuomo thinks that I should stick to acting, but after seeing Cuomo try to play the part of a progressive, I think he should stick to politics,’ she said. ‘His performance has not been very convincing of late. You might say he’s an unqualified thespian.’This was a jab at Christine Quinn calling her an ‘unqualified lesbian’ (though she identifies as bisexual).Finally, she recommended Cuomo come out — as a Republican.‘Andrew, it’s okay to come out and live openly as you are. Your donors won’t love you any less.’Cynthia Nixon: ‘I’d rather be the good Nixon than the bad Cuomo’ On Tuesday (8 May) night, Nixon appeared at the annual Legislative Correspondents Association dinner. In her speech, she didn’t hold back in her comments about the state’s current governor, Andrew Cuomo.The comment that received the biggest applaused came at the end, and it’s not hard to see why: ‘Vote for the homo, not for the Cuomo.’[embedded content]If she ultimately wins, she’ll be the first female and first LGBTQ governor of New York.A speech full of historyThe clever slogan is not entirely Nixon’s to claim.It stems from the 1977 New York City mayoral campaign. In that election, Ed Koch ran against Cuomo’s father, Mario Cuomo. Then, Cuomo’s team put up slogans reading: ‘Vote for Cuomo, Not the Homo.’It’s not the only thing from the past Nixon brought up in her speech. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS- Nixon delivering her remarks to the Legislative Correspondents Association | Photo: YouTube/Kyle Hughes Cynthia Nixon: ‘I’d rather be the good Nixon than the bad Cuomo’This is how Cynthia Nixon responded to being called an ‘unqualified lesbian’Cynthia Nixon loses New York Democratic nomination to Andrew CuomoRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/cynthia-nixon-vote-homo/last_img read more